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or rockbound

[rok-bound] /ˈrɒkˌbaʊnd/
hemmed in, enclosed, or covered by rocks; rocky:
the rock-bound coast of Maine.
Origin of rock-bound
First recorded in 1830-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The girl, to while away the time, explored their rock-bound haven.

    The Mucker Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • They were aware that they were among the most dangerous reefs on that rock-bound coast.

    True Blue W.H.G. Kingston
  • The rock-bound coast, which seemed to overhang the waters, was broken by their incessant lashing for century upon century.

    The Dead Command Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • She was nowhere to be seen among the shipping in that narrow, rock-bound harbour.

    Captain Blood Rafael Sabatini
  • The sea was white with foam, and gulls were soaring about over the rock-bound shores.

  • I was born on a wild and rock-bound portion of the coast of Ireland.

  • In fact they felt as if they had seen a chip sparrow flying in the face of an eagle in his rock-bound eyrie.

    Poganuc People Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • A zephyr or perhaps a bird had sown the seed in this rock-bound prison.

    The Rest Hollow Mystery Rebecca N. Porter
  • Something of the rigid quality of rock-bound New England entered into his composition.

  • Nothing can surpass the wild beauty of its winding, rock-bound course.

    A Civil Servant in Burma Herbert Thirkel White
British Dictionary definitions for rock-bound


hemmed in or encircled by rocks Also (poetic) rock-girt
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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